This is an analysis of the poem Song Iii that begins with:

WE loved, my love, and now it seems
Our love has brought to birth ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cXcX aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 111101 10010101 010101 11110111 1111010 11111101 010111 11110101 111111 11010101 010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Song Iii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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